It’s a question I hear discussed a lot (yes, the people I hang out with are so geeky that this is how we pass our time) – Can we trust the cloud? It’s not an unreasonable question, but people have a hard time coming to a consensus. In part, this is because they come at the question from different directions. Some people start talking about service availability. Others start talking about data security. Both aspects are worth looking at. Today we’re going to look at service availability.
POP3 is a fairly simple protocol, working on standard ASCII with CR/LF newlines (If you aren’t sure what any of that means, you might want to refer to a simpler blog post about POP, such as this one ). This makes it quite viable to perform POP3 testing over a telnet-style connection.